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By Ronald A Reis

Turning out to be up in small-town, Depression-era Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle heard a similar plea day in and time out from his mom and dad: 'Get out of the home and play a few baseball!' prior to somebody anticipated, Mantle was once a brand new York Yankee in 1951. This booklet provides the biography of Mickey Mantle.

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Mickey Mantle had won the Triple Crown. Yet as terrific as the season had been for Mantle, with all the accomplishments and all the titles, the slugger claimed it would have meant nothing, it would have all been a waste, had the Yankees not been given a chance to beat the Dodgers in a World Series rematch. Revenge time was at hand. Yankee Superstar Saving Don Larsen’s perfect game, Mickey Mantle (No. 7) ran down a deep fly ball hit into left center by the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Gil Hodges in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

If that’s the way you’re going to take this,” Mutt yelled at his son, as quoted in Mickey Mantle: The Education of a Baseball Player, “you don’t belong in baseball anyway. . Now you shut up! I don’t want to hear that whining! ” The lecture worked. “That, I think, was the greatest thing my father ever did for me,” Mantle recalled in his 1967 autobiography. ” The next day Mantle hit a double, a triple, and two home runs. During the following 40 games, he went wild, with 11 home runs and 50 RBIs.

That, I think, was the greatest thing my father ever did for me,” Mantle recalled in his 1967 autobiography. ” The next day Mantle hit a double, a triple, and two home runs. During the following 40 games, he went wild, with 11 home runs and 50 RBIs. 361. On August 14, 1951, Casey Stengel recalled Mantle to the Yankees. MAN ABOUT TOWN When Mantle returned to the field as a Yankee, he no longer wore No. 6 on his jersey, the number issued to him back at the beginning of the season. Assigning him that number, it was now felt, had been a mistake.

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